Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill

Health Food | Pancake House | Sandwich Shop
One of the best

To get to the Sugar Mill Grill you must enter De Leon Springs State Park, an idyllic recreation area with boat rides and picnic tables and opportunities to hike and bird-watch. The park is a popular destination and the restaurant is a small one, so almost any time of day you will very likely wait for a table. It is located in an old mill building in the beautiful area where explorers once sought the Fountain of Youth.

After you are seated, it’s time to start cooking pancakes. Talk about serve-yourself! The staff brings two pitchers of pancake batter – a milled-here, stone-ground, buckwheat-style batter as well as more traditional buttermilk batter – plus whatever mix-ins you feel you need (bananas, blueberries, pecans, apple chunks, peanut butter, chocolate chips, apple sauce are all available for a slight extra cost), and you pour and flip your own on a griddle built into the table. Sausage, bacon, and ham are also available … but cooked by professionals in the kitchen. Pancake toppings include molasses, honey, and syrup.

It’s fun to punctuate the process of eating pancakes by cooking them at your own speed and in your own favorite size; you can keep pouring batter until you bust. Pancakes are served from morning until the restaurant’s closing time, mid-afternoon. It is also possible to order a sandwich on house-made whole grain bread.

Note: De Leon Springs State Park has entrance fees, which range from $2 for a bicyclist or pedestrian to $4 for a motorcycle to $6 for a carload.

What to Eat
Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill, All You Can Eat Pancakes
All You Can Eat Pancakes
Ready to flip...
Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill, BLT
BLT on Sugar Mill whole grain toast
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
8 stops | 191 MILES | 4 hr 33 min

Florida's north coast is an eater's paradise, with fare both exotic and familiar. The menu includes fish camp cooking at its finest, pour-your-own pancakes at the Fountain of Youth, fried shrimp that may be the best anywhere, and a four-alarm delicious legacy of Minorcan hot peppers.

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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